Toggle Site Navigation
Home to stunning rivers cutting through limestone bluffs, rolling hills, endless prairies and an abundance of state and county parks, Iowa’s landscape allows for all kinds of adventures. Grab your hiking shoes and traverse the scenic trails at Ledges and Backbone State Parks and the caves at Maquoketa Caves State Park. Discover peaceful waterfalls like Dunning's Spring and Willow Creek Waterfall. Or simply relax at a camping site at Lake Icaria Recreation Area.
Explore more outdoor opportunities with the DNR Hook n' Paddle passport.
Experience the best of Iowa's fall colors from trails, water or the car.
The Loess Hills, along the western border of Iowa, provide some of the most beautiful scenery, wildlife and overlooks in the country.
Test your disc golfing skills at some of Iowa's top-ranked courses.